Saving private Manto

Posted by Lun
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on Tuesday, 21 August 2007
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Some people are just happy to be socially and politically naive. Bashing Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is in fashion, isn't it?

I'm not quite sure, actually I think that you are wasting your time ( and my time ) writing about it. Do you really believe that David Beckham should be queuing in order to renew his drivers licence or perhaps G.W.Bush should be waiting for the 'green light' when crossing the street ( providing that he is walking, ever )? Yeah, right. Maybe they should but they don't.

However, there is a lot more to ethical behavior than a laid-back, socially correct agenda.

Therefore, armchair revolutionaries WAKE UP, it is not important, really, if someone from the government jumps the queue or gets new liver or receives complimentary ticket for overseas trip. It happens all the time. It's OK. And more importantly that is not your agenda, rather look for imminent threats such as interest rate hike, Eskom rate hike ( proposed ) etc.

Get real, please ...

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Koo Tuesday, 21 August 2007

No no no. I strongly disagree. Perhaps if you had a child or another loved one desperately waiting for a new liver, you\'d resent a minister jumping the queue to replace one she\'s willingly ruined through liquor.

People in positions of power holding themselves above the law is an imminent threat.

hlakile Tuesday, 21 August 2007

This is UNACCEPTABLE!!!! Let me repeat that U-N-A-C-C-E-P-T-A-B-L-E-! Why do I say that? I am a person with a disability. I CANNOT just let politician do what they bloodywell want!!! What happened in the old regime? Persons with disabilities were just confined to institutions and forgotten about. In the current dispensation PWD have the same rights as everyone else, but can we hop on a taxi? No! Can we access public buildings? NO!!!!!

This is NOT ZIMBABWE!!!!!!!! The current government is not playing by the rules they created. This is NOT just a matter to be swept under the rug. NO!

muki Tuesday, 21 August 2007

I suspect that you are not living in a 2 by 2 shack, uneducated because of the history of our country, waiting for ARV\'s in order tohave enough strength to register for a grant for the child you concieved through rape.And yes , this is a real life situation I know of.Interest rate hikes word be less problematic if perhaps those in power had done a little justice to the ideals they have sold to the people as those they will govern by.

Lun Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Ghandi era is long gone, we live in 21st century. If you are still bothered with injustices of the world Im sure that you will find peace of mind working ( volunteering ) for some NGO. :eek

Koo Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Hmmm I think you\'re talking from a very comfortable position. I hope I never become so desensitised to the plight of less fortunate people that I stop \'bothering about the injustices\' in this world.

Charmed Tuesday, 21 August 2007

You can feel for the less fortunate (and make a difference by donating charity or something) and at the same time not \'bother about the injustices\' in the world.
Injustices of the world meaning all things political.
Works for me :x

Citizen Kane Tuesday, 21 August 2007

The armchair revolutionaries (me being one of them) are not into Manto-bashing for the sake of Manto-bashing.

I just happen to believe that politicians should be held accountable for their actions (or lack thereof). It makes for a better world.

And no, it is not OK if public servants abuse positions of power or priviledge. Never.

greenwitch Tuesday, 21 August 2007

People in positions of power holding themselves above the law is not acceptable.
BUT - do we have proof that Manto jumped the queue? No - her doctors have said she didn\'t - and they would know. We have nothing to prove them wrong.
Do we have proof she\'s an alcoholic?
Do we have proof she\'s a thief?
Let the facts and the truth be known and seen before we all get up in arms and bay for her blood.

Citizen Kane Tuesday, 21 August 2007

greenwitch - no argument there. You\'ve got it right. Time will tell.

I\'m under the impression that the case in Botswana is in the public domain. I.e. there is a verifiable source on that one. Anybody know otherwise?

Koo Tuesday, 28 August 2007

I seriously doubt a reputable publication would publish unsubstantiated claims. Bottom line - innocent or guilty - she should be suspended pending and enquiry.

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